Atterburey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Atterburey is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Nottinghamshire. Literally the name means a stronghold or borough which was in turn derived from the Old English phrase at ther burghe, which in turn comes from the Old English phrase æt thære byrig.

Early Origins of the Atterburey family

The surname Atterburey was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Atterburey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atterburey research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1295, 1630, 1661, 1662, 1680, 1695, 1769, 1700, 1796, 1403 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Atterburey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atterburey Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Atterburey has been spelled many different ways, including Atterbury, Aterbury, Attebure, Atteburwe, AtterBerry, Aterberry, Attarbury, Attbury and many more.

Early Notables of the Atterburey family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atterburey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atterburey family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Atterbureys to arrive in North America: William Atterbury, who sailed to Maryland in 1733; Henry Atterbury, who arrived in Maryland in 1742; and Lewis Atterbury, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1801..



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